Last night Dominican Republic had their own award show, Premios Soberano, at the National Eduardo Brito Theatre (Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito). Premios Soberano awards the best in the entertainment industry in Dominican Republic and abroad.
Premios Soberano was formerly Premios Casandra for 28 years that recognized the best in entertainment, television, and music of the Dominican Republic. Celebrities and artists first graced the red carpet before the select presenters started naming the award winners. In the music category, Dominican Republic recognized its own talent as well as those that are known and heard outside of the island. Romeo Santos, Juan Luis Guerra, Miriam Cruz, Bonny Cepeda and others were recipients of the newly designed statue award.
Carlos Vives was honored with the Premio Soberano Solidario for his solidarity and his music contributions. Vives also performed one of his top hits "Volví a nacer". Others that performed were Jose Alberto 'El Canario', Oscar D' Leon, Chiquito Team Band, Leslie Grace, one of Dominican Republic's most popular merengue performers Bonny Cepeda among many others.
The 2014 Premios Soberano winners in the music category:
Orchestra of the Year (Orquesta del Año)
- Miriam Cruz
Best Typical Music Group (Conjunto Típico)
- El Prodigio
Musical Arranger of the Year (Arreglista del Año)
- Yiyo Sarante
Composer of the Year (Compositor del Año)
- "Propuesta Indecente" – Romeo Santos
- "Esta Noche" - Raulín Rodríguez
Bachata Singer of the Year (Bachatero del Año)
- Raulín Rodríguez
Outstanding Dominican Artist and or Group Abroad (Artista y o Agrupación Popular Destacado en el Extranjero)
- Juan Luis Guerra
Merengue Song of the Year (Merengue del Año)
- "Esa Loca" – Miriam Cruz (Composer: Ramón Orlando)
New Artist of the Year (Revelación del Año)
- Chiquito Team Band
Salsa Singer of the Year (Salsero del Año)
- Yiyo Sarante
Album of theYear (Album del Año)
- "Jazzeando El Cancionero Dominicano" – Peng Bian Sang
Best Urban Artist/Group (Artista y/o Agrupación Urbana)
Religious Music (Música Religiosa)
- Johan Paulino
Video Clip of the Year (Video Clip del Año)
- "Rock Radio" – Toque Profundo (Director: Tuto Guerrero)
For the entire winner's list click ===>2014 Premios Soberano.
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